ERIC Number: ED146759
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jun
Measuring Experiences Through the Experiential Taxonomy: A Research Study in Special Education.
Steinaker, Norman; Harrison, Marilyn
Described is a project to determine the effectiveness in increasing educationally handicapped (EH) and educable mentally retarded (EMR) student achievement using a taxonomically based curriculum keyed to the experiential taxonomy, a taxonomy which deals with human activity from a gestalt perspective. Following an introductory chapter, Chapter II provides background on the experiential taxonomy and lists the taxonomy's categories (which include exposure, participation, and identification). Outlined in Chapter III is the development of the goals, objectives, activities, texts and concrete materials, and evaluation components of five curriculum areas: mathematics, reading, spelling, communication skills, and social development. Chapters IV and V report on procedures and findings of the study to determine the effectiveness of the curriculum in terms of student achievement with EH and EMR students ranging in age from 6 to 14 years. Appended are curriculum goals, a table on the curriculum, a student record definition table, sample tests for each area along with sample evaluation and record sheets, and tables giving descriptive statistics. (SBH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Div. of Special Education.
Authoring Institution: Ontario-Montclair School District, Ontario, CA.